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Sports Massage Courses in Glasgow and Stirling

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Become a Sports Massage Therapist

Becoming a Sports Massage Therapist may be something you have considered but thought it was out of your reach – or you may have thought of escaping from the rat race of nine-to-five working and setting up a business of your own.

With the huge changes happening in our society at the moment, with the increasing stress that many people are experiencing in their everyday lives, massage is becoming increasingly popular.

So if ever there was a time to retrain and do something different, it is now.

We run courses in Stirling and Glasgow.

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  • Beyond the course support and prospects
  • Guaranteed insurance after passing
  • Finance and payment options are available
  • Nationally accepted sports massage qualification
  • Hands-on & in-person course with all the kit
  • No past-experience required

Latest Sports Massage Courses in Glasgow and Stirling

Latest Course Dates

Level 3 Sports Massage Course

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Course

The Level 3 course in Sports Massage aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to apply sports massage techniques to health clients with no diagnosed medical conditions or acute injuries.

On the Level 3 Sports Massage course you will learn…

  • To understand the anatomy and physiology necessary to apply sports massage.
  • To be able to carry out a range of assessments.
  • To be able to collect information relating to the client’s current condition and status (including the identification of conditions that would be inappropriate for treatment by someone at this level of qualification).
  • To be able to distinguish between acute injury and soft tissue dysfunction.
  • To be able to recognise when to defer treatment or when to refer to a more qualified massage or healthcare professional.
  • To be able to select appropriate massage techniques for a range of clients.
  • To be able to apply sports massage techniques safely and effectively, understanding potential effects.

Entry Requirements

There are no qualifications required to gain entry to this course.

There is an element of communication involved (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication at a minimum.

Performing sports massage is a physical activity and learners will need to be fit enough to carry this out.

All applicants for level 3 must be over 18 years old.

Assessment

Learners will be assessed by:

  • A multiple-choice examination.
  • A portfolio of evidence including an assignment.
  • Practical demonstrations and assessments.
  • Logbook submission of practical hours (45 hours).

Accreditation

This Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy is a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

You will find it on the Register of Regulated Qualifications worth 37 credits.

The Complementary and Natural Care Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT) also recognise the qualification.

Who is this course suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for those who wish to pursue or further a career in sports massage, providing sports massage therapy to a wide range of clients.

Clients can include sports performers, athletes, and individuals suffering from day-to-day problems such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, and fatigue.

Progression

The qualification will enable learners to work as a Sports Massage Therapist in a variety of organisations, such as sports massage therapy and rehabilitation clinics, wellness clinics, spas, coaching facilities, fitness facilities, and sporting organisations.

On completion of this Diploma, learners can progress onto the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF).

Course Dates Level 3 Sports Massage Course – Glasgow

  • Sunday 19th May 2024
  • Sunday 2nd June 2024
  • Sunday 16th June 2024
  • Sunday 30th June 2024
  • Sunday 14th July 2024
  • Sunday 28th July 2024 (Assessment)

Course Dates Level 3 Sports Massage Course – Stirling

  • Sunday 23rd June
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Sunday 21st July
  • Sunday 4th August
  • Sunday 18th August
  • Sunday 1st September

Level 4 Sports Massage Course

Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy Course

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage will require attendance in the practical workshops and home study sessions.

Workshops will include theory but are mainly practical-based.

You will be expected to do home study before and during the course as well as hands-on practice alongside the teaching weekends.

A minimum of 40 hours of hands-on practice is required.

This will be recorded via a logbook.

This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction and suitable pre-diagnosed injuries.

On the Level 4 course in Sports Massage you will learn…

  • To understand the clinical procedures for client assessment and treatment planning.
  • To be able to conduct objective physical assessments.
  • To understand the purpose of neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques used in sports massage.
  • To be able to apply effective neuromuscular and soft tissue mobilisation techniques.
  • To utilise soft tissue techniques appropriate to specific clients.
  • To understand treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair

Entry Requirements

Learners must hold the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or equivalent.

There is an element of communication involved (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.

Performing Sports Massage is a physical activity and learners will need to be fit enough to carry this out

All applicants for level 4 must be over 18 years old

Assessment

Learners will be assessed by:

  • A portfolio of evidence including a written assignment.
  • Practical observations and assessments.
  • Practical logbook submission

Accreditation

This Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy is a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

You will find it on the Register of Regulated Qualifications and it counts for 19 credits.

The Complimentary and Natural Care Council (CNHC) and the General Council for Massage Therapies (GCMT) also recognise the qualification.

Who is this course suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for those who already hold a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy and wish to further a career in sports massage.

Providing sports massage therapy to a wide range of clients, inclusive of sports performers, athletes, and individuals suffering from day-to-day problems such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, and fatigue.

Progression

This qualification worth 19 credits (QCF) can support progression to Higher Education Institutions for access to degree studies related to Sports Therapy, and Sports and Exercise Sciences.

The qualification also provides routes into fitness instructing and other occupations in the active leisure sector, such as community health and wellbeing coaches.

Course Dates Level 4 Massage Course – Glasgow

  • Monday 3rd June 2024
  • Tuesday 4th June 2024
  • Wednesday 5th June 2024
  • Thursday 6th June 2024
  • 10th June 2024 (Assessment)
  • 11th June 2024 (Assessment)

Meet our Sports Massage Course Instructors

Lead Instructors

Meet our Instructors – David and Jordan

Gain years of knowledge and experience from day one.

David Jenkins and Jordan Edgar - Sports Therapy Scotland

Sports Massage Therapists

David Jenkins

David is one of Scotland’s most renowned Sports Therapists.

He has over 20 years of experience in the professional sport and movie industry including the Scottish Premier League, Elite Professional Ice Hockey, Professional Mixed Martial Arts, The World Karate Championships and Netflix.

Jordan Edgar

Jordan is an elite Badminton athlete, playing at the national level for Scotland.

Jordan brings invaluable experience, in treating patients who include professional athletes, performers and fitness enthusiasts.